Varjo, makers of high-end enterprise targeted VR headsets, is including real-time green-screen (aka chroma key) and marker monitoring options to its XR-1 headset to make blended actuality functions extra seamless.
Varjo’s XR-1 headset is a high-end enterprise improvement package headset which mixes the corporate’s retina-resolution ‘bionic show’ with a top quality, large area of view, stereo digicam for passthrough blended actuality. At the moment the corporate is rolling out new options in beta to make the headset’s blended actuality functionality higher and extra versatile.
Identical to the ‘green-screen’ filming method, the XR-1 now helps real-time chroma keying, which permits a stable colour in the actual world to be seamlessly changed with the digital world.
As proven within the instance beneath, this makes it simple (in case you don’t thoughts organising a green-screen) to point out each the person’s physique, an actual flight stick, and even a bodily pre-flight guidelines, all surrounded by a digital cockpit. With out the segmentation functionality of the green-screen function, the person’s physique could be utterly coated by the digital world, and the person would wish to function the flight stick by really feel and reminiscence alone (removed from supreme for coaching new pilots!).
This brute-force colour substitute strategy makes it simpler, sooner, and extra correct to phase the actual world (particularly the person themselves) from the digital world in comparison with computer-vision approaches which require extra processing energy and time. The tactic additionally achieves prime quality segmentation for distant objects, one thing which computer-vision approaches typically battle with.
On prime of the chroma key functionality, Varjo can be including a easy marker monitoring function to the XR-1. Printed fiducial markers might be caught to real-world objects to make them simple to trace and substitute with digital objects.
Mixed, the brand new options develop the XR-1’s capabilities for enterprises who see worth in blended actuality performance for issues like coaching, design, analysis, and extra. The options additionally dovetail properly with Varjo’s spectacular ‘Workspace’ idea which envisions an workplace atmosphere which is a component actual and half digital.